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Titus Flavius Josephus (; Greek: Ἰώσηπος, Iṓsēpos; Hebrew: יוֹסֵף בֶּן מַתִּתְיָהוּ, Yōsēf ben Mattīṯyāhū; c. 37 – c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josephus has received more than 3,003,176 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Josephus is the 8th most popular historian, the 23rd most popular biography from Israel (up from 24th in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Historian.

Josephus is most famous for being a Jewish historian and writer. He is best known for writing the Jewish War, Antiquities of the Jews, and Against Apion.

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Among historians, Josephus ranks 8 out of 339Before him are Ibn Khaldun, Thucydides, Xenophon, Tacitus, Livy, and Sima Qian. After him are Polybius, Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, Diodorus Siculus, Thomas Kuhn, and Manetho.

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Among people born in 37, Josephus ranks 2Before him is Nero.  Among people deceased in 100, Josephus ranks 6Before him are Mary, mother of Jesus, Saint Joseph, John the Apostle, Mary Magdalene, and Bartholomew the Apostle. After him are Saint Anne, Elizabeth, Salome, Zechariah, John the Evangelist, and Zacchaeus.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Josephus ranks 23 out of 430Before him are Mary Magdalene (-10), Bartholomew the Apostle (-100), Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), and Isaiah (-800). After him are Jude the Apostle (15), Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1161), Ariel Sharon (1928), Salome (14), Simon the Zealot (1), and Yitzhak Rabin (1922).

Among HISTORIANS In Israel

Among historians born in Israel, Josephus ranks 1After him are Procopius (500), William of Tyre (1130), Yuval Noah Harari (1976), Sextus Julius Africanus (160), Tom Segev (1945), and Benny Morris (1948).